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State of the Texans:
The Houston Texans are set for another season and it starts with their first preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. There are 19-20 Texans who are not scheduled to suit up for the game on Friday so there will be some first looks at some of the young talent the Texans have for this season.
With the first team offense and defense set to have maybe 10-15 plays, we are going to focus on some of the players who will get more looks than the others. Of course, DeAndre Hopkins should be on the list but we are going to leave him off for the moment, especially with the first team offense not scheduled to get that much playing time.
Who to Watch
One of the most talked about rookies for the Texans should get plenty of work against the Vikings. Swearinger will be the third safety in nickle situations but will be getting normal safety play when the 1st team sits. He has been solid in practice but more than anything he has been learning what the defense is asking from him....
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Houston Texans rookie outside linebacker Willie Jefferson took some time to talk to us at training camp. He talked about how training camp is going, what it mean to be a Texas native and how much Coach Reggie Herring has meant to his development.
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The Houston Texans wrapped up their work week and used today’s practice to prepare for their upcoming preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. The practice consisted of fine tuning the offense and defense against what the Vikings could do on Friday. The breeze was nice and made for a quick day for the Texans.
- Head Coach Gary Kubiak said they would probably...
Count Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt among the many NFL players who became perturbed upon learning that the National Football League intends to crack down on excessive celebrations during the upcoming season by way of referees assessing a 15-yard penalty for any such infractions. Watt believed that his trademark military salute following sacks would […]The post J.J...
With the recent news linebacker Brian Cushing has returned to practice, the Houston Texans are still dealing with a number of injuries at the linebacker position. According to ultimatetexans.com, starting outside linebackers Brooks Reed (knee) and Whitney Mercilius (hamstring) sat out Monday's practice due to injury.
Coach Gary Kubiak stated he is concerned about the depth at...
J.J. Watt can be counted on for two things: Sacks and salutes.
After every sack, the Texans' defensive end salutes the crowd, and given that he recorded 20.5 last season, the sack-salute combo happens often.
With the NFL announcing they will be strongly enforcing their anti-taunting rule, could Watt's signature be going away?
According to Watt in an interview with the...
The Houston Texans had the third most potent offense in the AFC last season, piling up more than 372 yards a game.
Andre Johnson's career-high 1,598 yards receiving were second in the NFL and Arian Foster ran for 1,424 yards for sixth best in the league to power the Texans offense in 2012.
This year they believe an influx of young talent led by rookie receiver DeAndre Hopkins...
The Houston Texans' 6-time Pro Bowler, Andre Johnson, has been one of the most consistent NFL receivers in recent years. The only four times Johnson hasn't had a 1,000-yard season are his rookie year, and the other three times he was plagued by an injury.In Johnson's rookie year, he accumalated 976 receiving yards; he then went on to finish his second year with 1,142...
With Arian Foster still on the PUP list, the Houston Texans were already looking thin at running back heading into their preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Friday night. This issue was exacerbated when top reserve running back Ben Tate left practice last Friday because of groin injury. Tate missed the next two team practices, and despite returning to limited action...
After my visit to Texans camp, I can say without a doubt that they will be impressive on defense this year. Just looking at their approach, they look focused and ready. The staff does a great job of keeping the veteran players fresh and motivated for the common goal, which is the regular season. The key to the season will be two things: injuries and getting off to a great start...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Houston coach Gary Kubiak didn't need even a second to think before answering the question of what left tackle Duane Brown means to his team.
''Everything,'' Kubiak said.
The team certainly has much bigger names, including Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and J.J. Watt. But to Kubiak, Brown's solid play...
The Houston Texans current 2013 cap situation. They are currently in 3rd for the least amount of cap space in the NFL, and only the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Rams have less cap space.
Unadjusted Team Cap: $123,000,000.00
Previous Year Carryover: $2,422,689.00
Team Cap: $124,283,281.00
Cap Room: $763,445.00
The Texans have not...
Tweets and notes from the Vikings' first preseason game against the Houston Texans.
It is finally here and the Houston Texans are scheduled to open their 2013 Preseason schedule against the Minnesota Vikings (7 p.m. kickoff). We have talked to Mike Wobscall from Vikings.com to catch up on what they look like and we have also given some Texans players to watch for the upcoming game.
Know Your Opponent: Vikings
What Texans to Watch against the...
The Houston Texans have long been considered the “yeah, but” team of the AFC, thanks in no small part to Chris Berman. Last year, they wrote their own playoff ticket only to fall flat once again. What’s holding the Texans back from having a breakthrough season this time around?
Simply put, nothing is holding them back, unless they find a way to hold themselves back again...
The Texans could have as many as 20 players sitting out Friday night’s preseason opener, meaning the Vikings will be seeing a lot of young players trying to make a quick impression.